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Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases
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Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases

L. Arias - June 2, 2017

The Board of Directors of Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, voted in favor of enforcing a 1 percent raise in the monthly salary deduction of all workers. The measure aims…

Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate
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Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 22, 2017

A group of just over 100 public employees and workers’ unions members blocked the capital’s Second Avenue on Monday morning to demand that officials from the Social Security System, or…

Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate
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Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate

L. Arias - May 16, 2017

Workers' unions will demonstrate next Monday in downtown San José to protest against the 1 percent increase in the amount deducted from salaries by Costa Rica's Social Security…

Costa Rica’s Solís denies secret agreement with unions on Monday’s strike
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Costa Rica’s Solís denies secret agreement with unions on Monday’s strike

L. Arias - October 28, 2015

Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís on Wednesday denied that he or anyone else from his administration had previously reached an agreement with public unions over a national strike held…

Underwhelming Costa Rica strike mostly affects health service access
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Underwhelming Costa Rica strike mostly affects health service access

L. Arias - October 27, 2015

UPDATE: Tues., Oct. 27, 8:45 a.m. The government and union leaders reached an agreement in the early hours of Tuesday morning, ending the strike. Among the agreements,…

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Costa Rica’s Solís vows to stand firm as public services unions threaten ‘indefinite’ strike

The Tico Times - October 25, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiMLbLnJGl0&feature=youtu.be If you're driving in Costa Rica's capital Monday morning, there's a good chance you'll need a little patience. Several public services unions united in a group called Patria Justa –…

Truck drivers demand better working conditions at Costa Rica’s docks
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Truck drivers demand better working conditions at Costa Rica’s docks

L. Arias - September 22, 2015

A group of independent truck drivers on Monday afternoon demonstrated in front of Casa Presidencial, east of San José, asking the government to draft regulations to eliminate “exploitation…

Public worker unions announce strike in October, threaten media
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Public worker unions announce strike in October, threaten media

L. Arias - September 10, 2015

Fabio Chaves, the leader of a coalition of seven public worker unions from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), threatened reporters Tuesday to “abide by the consequences”…

ICE unions announce strike, protest later this month
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ICE unions announce strike, protest later this month

L. Arias - July 13, 2015

Workers unions at the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) plan to go on a one-day strike on July 27 to protest against privatization and recent, perceived public insults.…

UPDATE: Panama City bus drivers end strike ahead of Americas Summit
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UPDATE: Panama City bus drivers end strike ahead of Americas Summit

AFP - April 6, 2015

UPDATE, Mon., 4:52 p.m.: Panama struck a deal Monday with bus drivers in the capital to suspend a strike that unleashed transit chaos days before the city…

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